Suspended paediatrician David Southall wins GMC appeal – BBC News

“Paediatrician David Southall has won an appeal over a long-running dispute with the General Medical Council.”

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BBC News, 20th April 2010

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Hearing aid man wins porn case appeal – The Independent

Posted March 30th, 2010 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, news, pornography, professional conduct by sally

“A director of a hearing aid company who kept adult pornographic images on a work computer in a file named ‘Dirty’ won a High Court battle against being struck off today.”

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The Independent, 29th March 2010

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Police failed to arrest robber who went on to commit murder, IPCC says – The Guardian

Posted March 26th, 2010 in disciplinary procedures, murder, news, police, robbery by sally

“Three detectives face disciplinary action over ‘clear failings’ to apprehend a wanted armed robber who went on to shoot a sub-postmaster’s son dead during a raid.”

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The Guardian, 26th March 2010

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160 plastic policemen charged with crimes – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 22nd, 2010 in disciplinary procedures, news, police, professional conduct by sally

“More than 2,000 police community support officers have been investigated for misconduct and more than 160 charged with criminal offences since the role was created, it can be revealed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2010

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Paramedic who failed to treat critically injured biker escapes being struck off – Daily Telegraph

“A paramedic who covered a critically injured motorcyclist with a tarpaulin and stopped treating him when he was still breathing has escaped being struck off.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th March 2010

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R (G) v Governors of X School (Secretary of State for Children and Schools and Families intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted January 22nd, 2010 in disciplinary procedures, law reports, teachers by sally

R (G) v Governors of X School (Secretary of State for Children and Schools and Families intervening) [2010] EWCA Civ 1; [2010] WLR (D) 4

“Where an individual was subject to two or more sets of proceedings, or phases of a single proceeding, and a civil right or obligation enjoyed or owed by him would be determined in one of them, he could (but not necessarily would), by force of art 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, enjoy appropriate procedural rights in relation to another of them if its outcome would have a substantial influence or effect on the determination of the civil right or obligation. Accordingly, disciplinary proceedings which could lead to a teacher being statutorily barred from working with children were determinant of an individual’s right to practice his profession and art 6 was engaged by those proceedings.”

WLR Daily, 21st January 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Two and a half years on and still no verdict on MMR scare – The Independent

Posted January 18th, 2010 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, medicines, news, professional conduct by sally

“The GMC’s case against Andrew Wakefield has cost over £1m – so far. Jeremy Laurance, health editor, reports.”

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The Independent, 16th January 2010

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Paramedic stopped resuscitating new-born baby too son, hearing told – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 4th, 2009 in disciplinary procedures, news, paramedics by sally

“Khalid Abdel-Rahim, a paramedic with the London Ambulance Service, faces being struck off by a conduct and competence committee at the Health Professions Council in London.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2009

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PCSOs disciplined at ‘twice the rate of ordinary police’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 9th, 2009 in disciplinary procedures, news, police by sally

“Police Community Support Officers are disciplined at twice the rate of rank-and-file police, new figures show.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2009

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Menezes police will not be punished – The Independent

Posted October 2nd, 2009 in disciplinary procedures, firearms, news, police by sally

“Relatives of Jean Charles de Menezes were told today that police officers involved in the fatal shooting will not face punishment.”

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The Independent, 2nd October 2009

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Victory for lawyer who protected the elderly – The Independent

Posted September 21st, 2009 in care homes, disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors by sally

“Yvonne Hossack has dedicated her life to helping the elderly and disabled. She saved 80 care homes from closure. Yesterday, after a witch hunt by council leaders, she was allowed to continue with her crusade.”

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The Independent, 19th September 2009

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Solicitor abused position to campaign against cutbacks – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 15th, 2009 in care homes, confidentiality, disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors by sally

“A solicitor who made her name helping people fight against closures of care homes abused her position by encouraging clients to protest against cut services, a tribunal has heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th September 2009

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Campaigning care lawyer could be struck off by tribunal – The Guardian

Posted September 14th, 2009 in care homes, disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors by sally

“A campaigning lawyer who for thousands of people represents the last hope of stopping closures of care homes and cuts in care services faces disciplinary action that could see her suspended from practice or struck off.”

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The Guardian, 13th September 2009

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Doctor gave ‘lethal’ overdoses to two patients in one hour – The Guardian

Posted September 11th, 2009 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, news, professional conduct by sally

“A doctor who killed a grandmother with a diamorphine overdose and gave another patient a potentially lethal injection within the space of an hour operated at ‘far below’ the medical standard expected, a disciplinary panel ruled today.”

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The Guardian, 11th September 2009

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Kulkarni v Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Times Law Reports

Posted August 6th, 2009 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, law reports, legal representation by sally

Kulkarni v Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Court of Appeal

“A hospital doctor who was subject to disciplinary proceedings brought by his employer was entitled under the contract of employment to be represented at the hearing by a lawyer instructed or employed by his medical defence organisation.”

The Times, 6th August 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Kulkarni v Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and another – WLR Daily

Posted July 27th, 2009 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, law reports, legal representation by sally

Kulkarni v Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and another [2009] EWCA Civ 789; [2009] WLR (D) 257

“A medical practitioner, pursuant to his contract of employment, was entitled to be represented by a lawyer instructed or employed by the Medical Protection Society, or other defence organisation, in disciplinary proceedings brought by his employer.”

WLR Daily, 24th July 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Gas inhaling doctor can practise – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2009 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, news, professional conduct by sally

“A doctor who inhaled ‘laughing gas’ while on duty at a children’s ward can continue to practise, the General Medical Council (GMC) has ruled.”

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BBC News, 15th July 2009

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Surgeon cleared over brain injury – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2009 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, news, professional conduct by sally

“A surgeon who cut into a patient’s brain during a sinus operation has been cleared by the General Medical Council.”

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BBC News, 14th July 2009

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Disciplinary query over G20 assault case officer – The Observer

Posted July 6th, 2009 in demonstrations, disciplinary procedures, news, police by sally

“The Metropolitan police officer being investigated for an assault on Ian Tomlinson before he died had a chequered history which should have barred him from the force, it has emerged.”

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The Observer, 5th July 2007

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Pathologist in Ian Tomlinson death case suspended from Home Office register – The Guardian

Posted July 3rd, 2009 in disciplinary procedures, news, pathologists, professional conduct by sally

“The pathologist who said Ian Tomlinson died of natural causes at the G20 protests has been suspended from an official government register and is under two separate investigations into his professional conduct, it emerged today.”

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk